This theme sought to provide opportunities for people to discover, explore and learn about the Romney Marsh landscape and heritage.

Projects that contributed to delivering this theme were:


Hunt for Romney Port
To discover the likely location of the original Romney Port.


Sentinels on the Marsh – Historical and archaeological surveys
To gain a better understanding of the historic churches across the Marsh and to put them back at the heart of their communities.


Sentinels on the Marsh – other activities
To enhance the environments around the churches for wildlife, and to encourage local communities to see and use the buildings as more than a place to worship.


Great Tapestry of Romney Marsh
To create a 5-metre tapestry showing the history of Romney Marsh.


The Marsh on Screen Film Project
To create around 55 short films about Romney Marsh. These will include recording the progress of the projects, providing information on the landscape and creating artistic interpretations of life on the Marsh.


Rediscovering the Fifth Continent – Creativity Programme
Delivering creative projects for groups across the Marsh.


Rediscovering the Fifth Continent – Interpretation Programme
Providing a number of smaller interpretation projects to include the provision of information; new cycling and walking routes; Visitor Hubs; RHDR audio guides, etc.


Coastal Communities Oral History
To provide recordings of a number of ‘settlers’ to the Marsh, looking at what enticed them to settle, what they have learned from or offered to their communities, and to better understand what the Marsh has to offer.


Sustainable Tourism Project – Landscape Ambassador
To help local businesses to be more confident about the heritage value and what is available, and to better promote this to visitors and tourists.


New Lookers Community Policing
To give Marsh communities a voice about rural issues which may affect their communities.
For more detail on an individual project, click the project title.



For a full list of projects see the project list page.

To find out more including how to get involved contact the project team.